Building Service Engineer

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Work type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 6 - Teamsters Local 2010, Probationary, Full Time, Trades

Job Summary

The Building Service Engineer maintains, services, repairs, and inspects heating, ventilating, mechanical, and air conditioning systems, and the mechanical, plumbing, electrical and electronic systems associated with the decentralized utilities centers located throughout the campus and the Central Plant facility.

Key Responsibilities

Responsible for operating, maintaining, repairing and inspecting heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, water treatment, and ventilating equipment. Tests, adjusts, and calibrates heating and air conditioning machinery and mechanical, electronic and/or pneumatic control instruments and systems. Tests and adjusts, as required, chemically treats boiler hot water, chilled water, condenser, and cooling tower water and other systems as needed. Maintains and inspect, diagnoses, and makes emergency repairs to steam, natural gas, water, refrigerant, air, and oil distribution systems. Will be called upon to periodically adjust air handling equipment to achieve air flow, temperature and humidity balances for individual rooms, building areas, or buildings. Repairs and replaces bearing, shafts, seals, rings, and electrical wiring, and installs mechanical system parts, gauges, valves, and pipes. Reads, interprets, and works from blueprints, manuals, diagrams, and operating procedures. Analyzes situations accurately and takes prompt action during emergencies. Assists in University ceremonies, functions, and emergencies.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of HVAC systems for central and decentralized building plants and of building temperature control systems including electric, electronic and pneumatic controls.
  • Up-to-date facilities maintenance procedures, including all types of plumping systems, electric motor control systems including electric motor control operations, and water treatment systems.
  • Excellent communication skills required to interface with the campus community to complete written work and to interact positively with co-workers and supervisor.
  • Trade related higher education desirable, CFC certification.
  • Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community.  Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures.  Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."

Education and Experience

Equivalent to a high school diploma and two years of journey-level experience in the operation, maintenance, and repair of boiler, heating, ventilating, refrigeration, and air conditioning equipment and systems required. Four years of experience is preferred. Experience working in a university or institutional setting preferred.

A valid California driver's license is required.


Beach Building Services – Engineering Services


$5,742 to $7,414 per month.


Excellent benefits through CalPERS (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, generous vacation and sick leave, and 14 paid holidays each year.

Application Procedures

Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.

Additional Information

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Due to the nature of this position, current CSULB employees are subject to a criminal record check unless they have successfully completed a criminal background check through CSULB within the past 12 months.

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.

Equal Employment Statement

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status.   CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To view the University's Annual Campus Crime Report go to: Copies of the report are available upon request. To request a copy, contact the University Police Department at (562) 985-4101.

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